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Rocky's (Perry, FL) Benefit Tournament

reel cowboyreel cowboy Senior MemberDallas, TxPosts: 565 Officer
June 16th
Rocky's Benefit Team Tournament $40.00 entry per team (2)people teams there will be 3 different ways to win, we will be paying 3 places for 5 trout between 15'' to 20'' also will be a Big Trout payout this fish can be over 20'' along with a Big Legal Redfish payout.You can register at Rocky's from 5:00am-7:00am the morning of the tournament or with me or at the store before the tournament date.Weigh-in will be at 4:00pm the day of the tournament at Rocky's Hwy 98 West
For more information contact Ashley Mock 850-843-0566

The Tournament will benefit the family of Emily Coker 50% of the entries will be given to the family the other 50% will be given to the winners.

Emily Coker began her kidney battle when she was 2 yrs old. Travis and Teresa were told their daughter would grow out of this condition by her teen years, but unfortunately the last few months have proven otherwise. Emily has stumped the doctors with her past few relapses; her most recent hospital visit spending 12 days in Shand’s during the Easter holidays. Her condition is extremely painful with constant muscle cramps throughout her body, but Emily is a trooper and continues to fight with a sweet, but mighty spirit.
The doctor’s at Shand’s have recommended she see a team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

During this 10-year time period of Emily’s illness, Teresa had breast cancer and went through multiple years of treatments and surgery. Travis was diagnosed with a chronic virus called Epstein Barr Virus 18 months ago and is getting better but is not completely well either.

The Coker’s church family, Cornerstone Fellowship Church is spawning a community-wide effort to help the Cokers with this extremely expensive trip and help with her medications which total over $1800 each month.

Replies

  • Old DogOld Dog Senior Member SE ALPosts: 560 Officer
    Nice to have a tournament to benefit Ms. Coker, but if you are really going to have a 'benefit tournament' why not give ALL the proceeds to the family. I bet folks would enter without the inducement of any prize but the one of helping someone in need.
    OD
  • GarboGarbo Senior Member Orange Beach Al, PCB and Apalachicola FloridaPosts: 1,262 Officer
    That sounds like a fun tournament to fish in.

    Good Luck.
  • reel cowboyreel cowboy Senior Member Dallas, TxPosts: 565 Officer
    We had 36 Teams fish for the family of Emily Coker we ended up raising $2838.00 to give to them. Thanks to all that participated in this awesome event.

    Rocky's 1st place Stringer went to the Team of Matt Howell and Tim Howell with 8.33 lbs.
    Rocky's 2nd place Stringer went to the Team of Pat McGriff and Billy Pillow with 8.26 lbs.
    Rocky's 3rd place Stringer went to the Team of David Denson and Jim Koblinski with 7.97 lbs.
    H.B Tutens Big Trout went to Kyle Blue with a 4.62 lb Trout.
    Marshall Health and Rehab Big Red went to Steve Hobbs with a 6.37lb Red.
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